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Even in egalitarian settings, women can face challenges when answering their call to ministry. This article offers four encouragements to women who are beginning their journey into the pastorate. 

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The odds are high that there are women in every church congregation who have experienced miscarriage. A church that supports women’s equality needs to be vocal about women’s embodied experience, including miscarriage

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How can the complementarian theology of the sexes not collapse if many complementarians themselves have agreed that their doctrine of a hierarchically ordered Trinity, on which they built so much, is heretical?

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The primary task when considering Paul's assertion, “the husband is the head of the wife,” should be discovering the meaning of this head-and-body metaphor, not arguing for an extended metaphorical sense of half of the metaphor—the single word, "head."

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Following an article on Ephesians 5 that will be a game-changer for many readers’ thinking about headship, is a collection of book reviews.

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Christian Egalitarian Leadership takes further steps toward broadening the issues (e.g., it is about more than gender) but also focuses on one essential aspect of the thriving of egalitarianism—leadership.

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Wayne Grudem’s commitment to Scripture is to be commended, but his lack of serious engagement with key challenges undermines a work that has been over twenty years in the re-making. Those looking for an evangelical systematic theology that is up-to-date on recent theological and exegetical advances should look elsewhere.

 

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Answering his title question in the affirmative, Giles forcefully argues that “headship teaching can encourage and legitimate domestic abuse and it must be abandoned if domestic abuse is to be effectively countered in our churches.”

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Whether we realize it, the vestiges of courtship culture continue to loom large in many Christian communities, even egalitarian ones. What will it take for us to see equality as romantic? 

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What is modeled for us can affect what we believe is possible. It is important for churches to model women’s equality to create a more equal future for the next generation.

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